The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), are pleased to announce the launch of the “Human Rights Due Diligence Project”. This first-ever international coalition collaboration seeks to clarify and build consensus around the concept of human rights due diligence and to develop recommendations on how to embed this concept in domestic legislation and policies.
Human rights due diligence is at the core of the international movement for corporate accountability and has been endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Thus, this standard is increasingly looked to by member states for implementing the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Generally, human rights due diligence is understood as a concept whereby corporations should ensure that they are not directly or indirectly contributing to human rights violations in their operations and through their relationships.
For more information, download our concept note here.